$30 Million To Milwaukee, First Person Account Of Freedom Summer, Drug Prices

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After a company bought the rights to a cheap medication and raised the price by five thousand percent, people are taking a closer look at drug prices. Our guests explore pricing practices within the industry, and discuss the recent jump in medical costs. We also hear about first-hand accounts of Mississippi’s “Freedom Summer,” and we get the details of a $30 million grant announced today for Milwaukee housing.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Mary Spicuzza Guest
  • Michael Edmonds Guest
  • Dr. Jeremy Greene Guest
  • Joseph Gabriel Guest